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down and two weeks of campaigning to go. obama puts mitt romney on the defensive. on foreign policy on monday night. analysts giving him the victory in the final poll. now the candidates at the road for the final sprint to election day. focusing on battleground states considered still up for grabs and therefore vital. obama kicks off his america forward toure on tuesday with events in florida and ohio. but live on c-span. there will be joined by joe biden. while mr. romney and his running mate are presented the paul ryan campaign in nevada and colorado. those, too, on c-span. cnn poll of people that watched the debate should 40% favored obama compared to 40% for mitt romney. results considered statistically even under the margin of error. that is from cnn this morning. here is the headline in roll call -- obama attacks mitt romney. obama struck an aggressive tone from the start. repeatedly ripping into the gop nominee as unreliable and reckless. first call comes on our support mitt romney the . this is jim in new castle, delaware. what did you think of the debate? mitt romney never
policy and the campaign 2012 later this morning. but first, president obama and mitt romney met in a different setting. were jokes and wit replaced the seriousness of the campaign. here are the numbers to call -- republicans 202-585-3881. democrats -- 202-585-3880. independence -- 202-585-3882. send us a tweet by writing you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. our question for you this morning is -- how important is a sense of humor and a presidential candidate? it is inappropriate time and place? how much does it run true to you? let us look at coverage of the dinner last night. obama and romney go for laughs. switching from -- switching to jokes. they set aside an evening to make fun of themselves and each other. let us take a look at one of the clips. president obama at last night's dinner. [video clip] >> i have heard some people say, barack, you are not as young as you used to be. where's the peck and your stop? and i say, settle down. i am trying to run a cabinet meeting. he doesn't smile when he says it though. tomorrow, it is back to campaigning. two cities and towns across ou
later mitt romney campaigns and that virginia along with his running mate paul ryan. coverage begins at 6:45 eastern. today's washington journal is about last night's debate with your calls. host: the candidates have spoken and the pundits have reacted. now it is your turn to way and on the first presidential debate of campaign 2012. the next three hours are devoted to hearing your views of last night's debate in denver. you can see the numbers on your screen. if you are a romney supporter -- please allow 30 days between your calls. you can also send us a tweet. we are using a different address this morning. that is the hashta we are using this morning. you can also make a comment on our facebook page or send us an e-mail. we want to get your reactions to what you think of the debate. we want to start off by showing you the huffington post this morning. here it is, "romney wins the night." this is from "the hill" newspaper. in "the hill" again -- that is from "the hill." here is "politico." that is from "politico." time to hear from you. the first presidential debate is over.
. later today, mitt romney will make what is being billed as a major foreign-policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia. campaign advisers are positing a speech stark contrasts the president's view. what do you want the governor to talk about in his speech today? what kind of issues do you think need more attention from the candidates on the campaign trail? if you are a republican, give us a call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also catch up with us on a all your social media platforms. twitter, facebook, and e-mail span.org.al@c- good morning to you on this october 8. we want to start with that foreign policy speech that mitt romney is getting ready to make today. here are the headlines from "the washington times." read to you a little bit from the story, "mitt romney on monday will accuse the obama administration of fundamentally misunderstanding the threat of radical islam." host: that address is coming up at 11:20 today. we want to know what you think these can
host: the candidates are focusing on 9 swing states. president obama in iowa today. mr. romney was in nevada and colorado yesterday and will be and i what today. there are nine states considered battlegrounds. we kick off our coverage of them all. we will begin a florida later on on "washington journal." talking to people on both sides of the aisle. we will begin with those late the ciders. how did you make up your mind? or if you think you are going to make up your mind and the last 13 days, we want to assure you as well. if you are supporting governor 1.mney called calle202-585-388 if you are supporting obama call 202-585-3880 0. if you are supporting another candidate call 202-585-3882. go to twitter.com campaign 2012. how did you make up your mind and when? since the first presidential debate how and when did you make up your mind? late decider is only. or if you think you were going to make up your mind during the next 13 days. here is the wall street journal. candidates a bottle to lock up key states. mitt romney will spend much of the final two weeks of the campaign pres
iowa. mitt romney will be in virginia. and next, your reaction to last night's presidential debate. we will be opening the file lines for swing state voters, first-time voters, and four supporters of each of the candidates. host: this morning we are devoted to getting your reaction to last night's town hall presidential debate at hofstra university, all three hours of the show this morning. after the first presidential debate, the "the huffington post" said mitt romney won. but here's the headline today -- 202 is the area code. if you support mitt romney -- as always, you can contact us and make a comment electronically via e-mail or make a comment on our facebook page. the question we are asking on facebook is what were the highs and lows of the debate last night? that stays up all the time so you can continue the conversation. on twitter we are using a different twitter handle for this morning. that is hashtag cspan2012. here's from "the huffington post"this morning -- is the cbs news poll, conducted using an online panel of uncommitted voters -- 33% said it was a tie. .hat's fr
the salt lake city tribune which is a paper that praises mitt romney but endorses the president. florida a key battleground state and the tampa bay times endorses president barack obama. next is a caller from oregon. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i personally think you have to keep your eye out on them. are you there? host: yes. caller: you have to keep your eye on the media. the fourth estate. i really pay attention locally. i think that is really important. i think people need to really start at home. i tried to listen to everybody. i called on the republican line. i definitely listen to other people. i watch a lot of c-span, which educates me a lot. people need to not be so easily set -- easily lead it. host: thank you. on our twitter page -- another key florida newspaper endorses mitt romney. to reset is on the phone from jersey city, new jersey. -- theresa is o nthe phone. caller: i do not think it matters to they endorse. they are just like people. they slant one way or the other. they are either liberal newspapers or conservative newspapers. i really feel tha
obama and gop challenger mitt romney are aggressively targeting their campaigns at one group that is likely to decide the election -- women get the candidates made reference to women 30 times in the debate and use the word men five times. they extended the debate into the campaign trail in 2008, women cast 53% of the vote, 11.9 million more women voting than men. we want to turn to all of you this morning -- women only -- we want to know who is your choice for president. if you're supporting governor romney or governor -- or president obama, the numbers are on your screen. you can also -- also oppose your comments on facebook or twitter. these other front pages of the newspapers. most of the papers have something about campaign 2012 and women. "the financial times" is this -- -- says this. this recent gallup poll is not showing tuesday night's debate. that will take about a week to show up. if you look that some of the polls breaking down women coming year is "the washington post." -- here is "the washington post." that is how it is shaping up among women according to the pol
that showed it at a tie. we did the washington post poll that showed romney leading by a much larger number of earlier this week i do and think tim kaine is ahead by 3 points. on election day, this will be really close contest. i still give tim kaine the edge, a tort allen is not dead by any means. host: if you are interested in hearing from those candidates, we have covered many of the debates in the closely contested senate races. c-span.org to find them. reid wilson, editor-in-chief of the hotline. thanks for your time. guest: thank you. host: coming up, we continue our battleground 2012 series. the states we look at next will be new hampshire. we will talk to neil levesque of the new hampshire institute of politics. later, two partisans on each side of the aisle about their ground games in the state of new hampshire. we will be right back. ♪ ca ♪ [video clip] that, let's get the album documents the coolest family during their white house years and before. -- coolidge family. we have one box of photographs and several boxes of documents. the photographs are heavy. the albums should b
. david corn on the hidden video of mitt romney making the 47% comment. health care reporter at lake elkridge on the future of medicare. host: congress is not in a formal session but the house oversight and for remote reform committee will meet today to the to the security situations leading up to the attacks in libya. the state put out a rise, about the attacks that, according to "the washington times" were prompted by a car to and from the prophet muhammed. the supreme court is in full swing cases on affirmative action. we have more from adam to tell us about the case. you had a cover story yesterday in "the new york times" featuring abigail fisher. who is she and what is this case about? guest: she is a young white woman from texas, it was turned down, and she was sued, saying her race was held against her. that gives rise to a major affirmative action case question of whether public colleges and universities can take race into account in fashioning their student bodies to make sure there is educational diversity. >> what is the university of system for acceptance? guest: bic most
to washington journal on this october 9. mitt romney travel to ottawa. -- iowa. and the spouses are making their pitches to voters. we would like to hear from you this morning on whether political spouses affect. affect. --re are the numbers to call i you can also find us online. send us a tweet or you can weigh in on facebook. or email us. we would like to hear from you this morning on whether political spouses affect your vote in what they say, their personal stories, their political backgrounds, professional background, whether they make a difference to you. here's a story in the new york times -- michelle obama is headed to loudoun, virginia. this looks at the associated press report. expected late tuesday afternoon at loudoun county fairgrounds in virginia for a campaign rally focusing in part on encouraging voters to register in advance of the state's monday deadline. "politico" has this -- those statements came in a recent interview that michelle obama dead on abc which aired last night. let's listen. [video clip] >> i am his biggest supporter. are you also brutally honest? >> absol
to the polls, they're going to make the right decision. it will be mitt romney. thank you. host: moving on to elkhart, indiana. dale is on our line for independents. dale is optimistic about the economy. go ahead, dale. caller: hi. how are you? host: i'm doing fine. you say that you're optimistic about the economy. why is that? caller: well, our economy is so big, it's just going to keep going no matter what, even though we came close to falling off of a cliff, we still rebounded no matter the negative or positive attitudes that were out there. we continue to still grow. we need to have more percentage growth. but i just feel it's just going to keep going no matter what our politicians or our big business or anybody does. host: hey, dale, what kind of business are you in? what do you do for a living? caller: i'm a quality technician for aerospace components. host: and based on the things that you've seen and what's happening in your aerospace industry, does that also help fuel your optimism for the economy? caller: yeah, we added quite a few, probably 30%, 40% of people in the last two
that the democratic campaign has not pushed that mitt romney is saying he will approve the keystone pipeline on its first day in office. this is the dirtiest form of petroleum. it seems to have an alberta pipeline from alberta to texas. we are not getting off of our addiction it to oil. it causes cancers and other diseases. there will continue exploring for oil offshore, in the gulf, and that is just absolute treason against prosperity. host: the former president was in minnesota yesterday a. here's what yet to say typing the storm to climate change. >> in the first debate, the triumph of a the moderates. the remember what he did? he ridiculed the president. for his efforts to fight global warming and economically -- in economically beneficial ways. he said he will turn back to sea. and in my part of america we would like if someone could have done that yesterday. all up and down. [applause] all up and down the east coast. there are mayors, many republicans are being told, you have to move these houses away from the ocean, climate change is going to rise below water level on a permanent basis. if y
was reminded that although i have not forgotten, that i've been a 47% that mr. romney is not interested in. the debate went very well for mr. biden. host: thanks for calling. here's the front page of "the huffington post" online. and we want to show you the daily caller. i guess we don't have that one quite ready. next, bill in massachusetts on our republican line. caller: good morning. first, i felt martha raddatz did an excellent job. at times it seemed like ryan was debating two people, the moderator and that joe biden. ryan still kept his cool and did a great job. biden is the reincarnation of harold stasstzen. his incessant interrupting, smirks, giggles and laughing at ryan, he was trying to sucker right into losing his temper, but ryan did not fall for that. an embarrassing display of buffoonery. i am interested to see what mr. obama's supporters will say today, their tone. i think they will be running scared. host: this morning we are using span2012 if you would like to make a comment on twitter about last night's debate. from "the huffington post" -- next call comes from canada in
and former governor mitt romney are in final preparations for tomorrow night's debate at the university of denver, the first time the candidates will square off in the race for the white house. c-span will air the debate live tomorrow night. we would like to hear what your plans are for tomorrow night's debate. why would you be watching or by night? here are the numbers to call -- -- why will you be watching or why not? you can also join the conversation on social media. send us a tweet or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. the "washington times looks at presidential debates, who watches and what they gain for it -- from it. we would like to hear from you this morning, your take on watching presidential debates and this one in particular happening tomorrow. here is the headline from the denver post -- the school is getting ready for the national spotlight as it will host the candidates tomorrow night. let's hear from tyson in los angeles on our republican line. good morning. caller: happy birthday to you, libby. host: are you watching the debate? caller: absolute
journal." president obama and governor romney square off today in florida for the last debate of 2012. what would you like the moderator to ask the candidates? we would like to hear from you this morning, what are your foreign policy questions? here are the numbers to call -- host: you can also find as online. look for us on twitter, journal@c-span.org -- twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. we have a special hash tag set up. we are also on facebook, look for c-span. you can also reach us by e- mail, journal@c-span.org. what would you like to see the candidates asked tonight in the last debate of campaign 2012? "final debate, particularly big." host: looking at the washington -- "the washington times," obama leads as romney loses ground, but gop voters are more enthusiastic. "if the presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote"? this poll shows obama at 49.7%, romney at 47.3%. the mitt romney first debate bounce has disappeared, though the survey shows that the mitt romney backers are far more energy -- energized about him. in "the washington post" they write -- "it all co
's reelection campaign has changed its schedule for the next few days. so has the mitt romney campaign. the romney senior adviser says there are staying in touch with state officials and visiting states not directly impacted by the storm. and we would like to hear what you think the impact of hurricane sandy is shaping up to be on campaign 2012. the numbers to call -- host: you can also find this online through social media. send a sick twitter message, twitter.com/c-spanwj. or you can join the conversation on facebook. look for c-span and way in there. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. starting with "the baltimore sun" -- "the candidates crack -- preciously sought to close the deal with voters as this year's surprise, not a storm, laid waste to their best played -- best laid plans." host: other papers are covering how hurricane sandy is affecting politics. "president obama and opponent, mitt romney, made final arguments to voters as the campaign's dealt with uncertainty." has this changed your plans for early voting? are you looking at how this may affect elections or campai
of newspapers issuing their support for president obama and gov. romney. the toledo blade, it endorses the president. in iowa, pledging their support for mitt romney. the white house announcing the president has canceled a planned event in virginia tomorrow. the returning to monitor hurricane at sandy. the president will join president clinton and a monday afternoon campaign appearance. mitt romney has scrubbed his appearances today, instead spending the next two days in ohio. just over one week ago in the campaign. we will be talking about early voting on "the washington journal." we want to begin with the what this question. what if it is not decided on election day? what if there is a recount or multiple recounts? let's begin with some news of the morning. the front page of "the new york times. marty it is now counted by county. -- it is now county by county. there is also this from "the washington post." va. even as being scrubbed for a number of candidates. the scheduled destruction did not stop the two candidates from delivering attacks on each other yesterday. the president of u
. the debates should not be that important. it is their policies. romney and ryan's policies will destroy the middle class. host: what do you want to hear from vice president joe biden tonight to the congressman? caller: i want him to hold romney and ryan to their policies. that is what matters. that is what will destroy the middle class. they are changing their policies and fooling a lot of people. host: how did you see the first presidential debate and president obama's performance? caller: president obama admits that he did not perform well. what they have to do from now on is make the republican candidates hold to their policies and not let them get away with saying anything. host: people are saying the pressure is on vice president joe biden, that he needs to make up for president obama's performance. caller: i don't agree. he needs to put their policies against romney and ryan. host: let's hear from james in missouri, an independent. everybody wants your vote. what do you think? caller: vice-president biden need to bring a calculator to the debate so that paul ryan can show us his b
. president obama and mitt romney are on target to raise $1 billion each with their respective parties by election day. more recent numbers show romney outraising the president in early october. if the washington post endorsed president obama today even with their eyes open to the disappointment of his time in office, it says. a clear politics survey shows mitt romney with a 0.9% edge. a new associated press poll shows at the same time mitt romney has erased president obama's support among women, the president has eliminated romney's support among men. our first 45 minutes this morning takes a look at gender issues when it comes to voting, specifically whether your gender affects the way you vote. if you want to tell us why, you can do so on one of three lines this morning, all starting with the 202 area code that. -- code. if you want to reach out to us on social media, you can send us a tweet or send us an e-mail. or contact us on facebook. here's the associated press poll. this is from out of washington. it says -- joining us to talk about the details particularly the gender aspects
of sharp contrast between president obama and mitt romney and how their different ideas of governing apply to large scale disaster. host: his kpaeub was quote d as saying people are point tock the primary where governor romney during the primary has talked about privatize iing fema and budget cuts to them. he has not made similar comments since that debate and his aides insisted he would not abolish fema. he believes states should be in charge of emergency management and responding. that is from the romney campaign yesterday. so, we are turning to you to get your take. what is your trust level in the government during natural disasters? lew is in new york an independent. what is it like up there for you? caller: we are going through there crazy storm. i think the bureacratic system is definitely going to catch off guard until something is done about t. my trust in government at this point? if romney were to get in and that mindset of dissolving governme government, then when you have katrina and you have the storm we get the kind of response we got then and a lot of people suffering and ba
off against republican mitt romney in a town hall style debate. right now you're looking at a live shot of the david mack conference center. as we preview the matchup tonight, we want to hear your thoughts on the impact of the debates so far. have the debates influence your vote? give us a call. host: you can also catch up with us on facebook and twitter, where you can use our usual journal@c-span.org, twitter.com/c-spanwj, or our special town2012 hashtag, so they you can talk about the debate's all night. the richmond times dispatch headline, "obama romney set for round two." in "of the star-ledger," the headline is "tough town hall format will force candidates to alter strategy and tender. in today's open "the washington post," obama's chance to connect on the stage. then there is "the chicago sun- times," saying to "for get tonight's debate, the real battle is in ohio -- forget tonight's debate, the real battle is in ohio." president barack obama, "misstating health care costs, joe biden mischaracterized the troops in afghanistan, but running -- host: there, again, is the debate
: the headline from the "philadelphia inquirer," obama still ahead, but romney up. joining us is the politics writer for the "philadelphia inquirer." how many do survey, what were the results? caller: this is a survey of 600 likely voters, all last week, tuesday through thursday. the margin of error is four percentage points. pennsylvania -- it has narrowed a little bit. it has swings towards romney a net two%. our last poll, just after the first debate -- is edging up, but obama has a steady lead. it is a democratic-leaning state these days. there has not been an awful lot of campaign activity in terms of action by the candidates. more important advertising -- they have not really targeted the state this year, unlike 2008 and the previous four cycles. host: there is an awful lot of advertising in the separate -- senate race, particularly by tom smith, the republican nominee. your polling shows that race is closer -- senator casey is still holding a lead of seven points over tom smith. what is happening in that race? caller: it is a simple matter of if you spend $17 million of your own money
about mitt romney. they are republicans. he does not energized them. we will see what the turnout looks like in northwest iowa. those two areas, if we want the turnout in posted areas, it's very heavy in the quad cities, but good news the democrats. it's very heavy in northwest iowa, but good for republicans. the central part of the states, including des moines, that democratic. we will watch the turnout. democrats have to come out of here with $10,000 plurality of voters in that county, the democratic part of the state. we will see what kind of "margin call, obama has here. host: voting systems in your state, how do you vote? guest: i voted two weeks ago. we have early voting and starts three weeks before the election. you can vote early. about one-third of the total votes cast will be cast before election day. a lot of the stuff that's happening right now in terms of trying to influence voters is wasted, because a lot of people have already voted. you can vote in your present before the election and then we have -- we vote in precincts across the state in every corner of the state by
businessman will be the last on the list. i hope the mayor romney gets elected because i feel he will do a little bit more -- i hope mitt romney gets elected because i think you will do a little bit more for small business. i wanted to say one other thing. i have never been rewarding for failing. i had an auto repair shop. i had to close my business recently because of what president obama did when he came in and bail out the auto industry. all he did was to reward people that failed. if we are going to continue to pay taxes, we should not be using taxes to reward people who fail. we should be using them to reward people that want to work. everybody in this country should succeed, not just people in government. host: president obama gave an address yesterday talking about how congress should act to keep taxes low. let's take a listen. >> 97% of small-business owners will not see their taxes go up next year. this is something everybody says they agree on. it should have gotten done months ago. republicans in congress are standing in the way. there are holding tax cuts for 98% of americans
demirjian. ♪ host: good morning. here are your headlines. president barack obama and mitt romney are back in several crucial swing state today with just 12 days to go until election day. meanwhile, fallout continues from indiana republican senate candidates richard mourdock's controversial comments on rape and abortion debate yesterday, paul ryan offered his ideas for rewriting the social safety net and helping those who call into poverty. we want to hear from you about which issue is driving your vote leading into election day. did you make up your mind months or years ago? let us know by calling in on the republican line. on the democratic line -- on the independent line -- you can also catch up with us on all your social media sites on twitter, facebook, or e-mail us at. . a very good morning to you. i want to get right to some of those polls on the horserace leading up to election day. this from last night. two national polls show the president's race remains a dead heat. mitt romney gaining ground in one survey about losing steam in another. national numbers -- president obama seems
it live on c-span. >> former first lady laura bush spoke for mitt romney in michigan. also speaking at the event was a niece of former governor romney. this is about 25 minutes. [applause] >> gleetings everybody. how -- cretings everybody, how -- greetings everybody, how exciting is this? we have some distinguished guests with us i'd like to recognize. lieutenant brian kelly. the next united states senator from michigan. our soon to be representative in the 11th congressional district, county commissioner laura cox and the mayor and sheriff. before i introduce our special guests the great friend of michigan former first lady laura bush was not only a strong advocate for women's health issues but she's made a global awareness to the all the world women's health. she should be acknowledged for that. along with her very tender and soft voice for aids awareness on a global basis. she started in 2007 the laura bush institute for women's health. and with dignity on behalf of all of america was so supportive on that horrible day in september 2001. [applause] in a week, we in michigan are g
between former governor romney and president obama. this debate is one of three, this one will be focused on domestic issues. c-span will bring you live coverage tonight. the debate gets underway at 9:00. jim lehrer is the moderator and is doing his final preparations. we would like to hear from you this morning. what questions do you have for the candidates? here are the numbers to call -- host: you can also find us online. send us a twitter message, twitter.com/c-spanwj. we have a special hash tag for this, c-span 2012. or you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. the opinion section of "usa today," tackling this morning's question. the number one question for president obama? it revolves around the economy. they would like to ask president obama -- "if you did not turn around the economy within three years, you said in 2009, your presidency would be one term." see: let's jump over and the top question for mitt romney. host: would you like to ask the candidates as we go over the debate. the top story this morning on the front page that we are looking at right now, "middle- class detour."
romney with his answer. and then we will begin listening to you. [video clip] >> have a responsibility to and libertiesthe lives of the american people. in another one that says we are endowed by our creator with our rights, i believe we must maintain our commitment to religious tolerance and freedom in this country. the statement also says that we are endowed by our creator with the right to pursue happiness as we choose. i interpret that as one making sure that those people who are less fortunate that cannot care for themselves are cared for by one another. we are a nation of belize we are all children of the same god. and we care for those that have difficulties, those that of elderare elderly and have probl. a desire to provide the pursuit of happiness for all americans. and for individuals, the right to pursue their dreams. not to of the government subject itself for the rights of free individuals. what we are seeing right now is, in my view, a trickle down government approach beard which has government thinking it can do it better job than people pursuing their dreams. is not wor
day. i know my history. if ms. bromley told the truth, that would help. host: -- if mr. romney told the truth, that would help. host: alice, good morning. caller: i am very much concerned about my great-grandchildren. i have three of them now. i would say that they will not survive, because i think it will not hold. i am worried about the country, then not doing anything. i have been trying to learn about what is going on with our environment. did you know that it is said that possibly formaldehyde and hydrochloric acid are two of the chemicals added to the water that is pushed into the ground when they have diffracting -- the fracking going on? i found out that in 2005 the natural gas industry was exempt from the clean air and water act because that is when the epa lost the power to regulate? we do not even know about it. no one talks about it. i do not even understand. you have high-level nuclear waste and these candidates are talking about more nuclear plants being built. we know what happened in japan. it had to stay isolated for 100,000 years to 1 million years. i had been look
political ads? meet the woman who might decide whether president obama or mitt romney will be the next president of the united states. she is the mother of three and a resident of ohio. she is more than a voter in the biggest battleground state. she is undecided about whom to support. although most of her friends have made up their minds, i just do not know yet. she and her fellow undecideds are the most precious commodity in american politics. the obama and romney campaigns are courting them on an historic scale. let's take a look at one of the ad on the airwaves right now. this one is obama for america. you made $20 million last year and you paid 30% and capital taxes. is that fair to the guy who makes $50,000 end had a higher rate? host: we are asking you have affected you think political ads are. before th you could join that conversation on facebook by looking for cspan. let's watch a romney for president ed -- ad- >> even the obama campaign admitted it was not true. >> it will be near $5 trillion dollars. >> obama plan -- $4 trillion more in taxes of the middle class. host: the r
many times have you seen president obama, governor romney, or their surrogates in your state? guest: president obama has been here eight times this year, governor romney has been here 6. paul ryan may be eligible to vote, he's been here that much. joe biden has been here once. we have had a lot of its from michelle obama. we have seen plenty of action this cycle. host: bill clinton could be coming to your state. he is scheduled to campaign for the president today in colorado. he was supposed to be in colorado springs tuesday but cancelled due to the storm. guest: pending the outcome of the storm on the east coast, we will see both candidates later in the week. governor romney was here last week and held a rally at red rock and thousands were turned away. the following day, he held a rally in denver and drew a crowd estimated at 16,000. the governor this week has reserved an amphitheater in the southern suburbs of has a capacity of 18,000 people. there were looking at going to boulder to hold a rally there. they're certainly trying to turn out a lot of voters with momentum. >> one we
are next. caller: good morning. i agree with the job numbers. i think mitt romney is flip- floping on everything. i am disabled. imi dialysis patients. . if mitt romney becomes president, i will lose my medicare and i will eventually die because i cannot afford the treatments. the treatments run about $5,000 per treatment and that is $30,000 total and i cannot afford it on vouchers. i think his plan is to give to the rich and i think anyone that is on welfare or social security should vote for obama because he is looking out for the middle- class. host: what did you do before you were disabled? caller: i am a carpenter. host: is that how you became disabled? caller: no, i have chronic high blood pressure and went to various doctors and i think the system is corrupt because you have doctors that just treat you with test madison and my blood pressure -- with test medicine and my blood pressure just went up for two years and i think it could have been avoided if the doctors had really been concerned about my health. host: when you see a number like 7.8% for unemployment, what do you t
holding it hostage to make sure they could continue their tax cuts. and romney adds another tax cut with a total cost to the economy of $1.70 trillion. it is $250,000 a year in additional tax cuts for those same 120,000 families and anybody making more than $1 million. >> all these promises were made on the idea of hope and change and it sounded pretty good to people. but when the rhetoric went aside and the time to act occurred, the ideas are the old idea that a failed time and again. borrowing and spending and regulating and taxing and printing money, all these things do not lead to prosperity and. all these policies say take power from people, many from families and a successful small businesses and job creators, ascended to washington and then they decide. that does not work. host: that's a taste of the vice-presidential nominees over the weekend. they will go head-to-head on october 11 in their only official the bait. let's stick to your calls. will the vice-presidential candidates impact your vote? in harvey, louisiana, our first caller. caller: good morning. obama and biden a
outbreaks on. host: a poll shows a one point advantage for mitt romney. the washington post talks but adds fanning in critical states with the front page story, 100 million spent so far by the two candidates in florida, about the same spent in virginia and ohio. mitt romney makes two stops in ohio. obama prepares for the next debate on tuesday. town hall style format. you can see previous town hall formats tonight on c-span. that will start at 7:00 p.m., go to c-span.org for details. and for the first 45 minutes, we wanted to get your thoughts and the role of the moderator during the debate. we have pondered two already. we want to get your thoughts on style.and jim's anything that involves the moderator during the presidential debates. we want to get your thoughts. give us a call -- we choose this in part because of the reactions in the debate moderator's, especially from groups and watch these kinds of things. this is media matters, this out for the mark but debate. this is what the poston. write when media uses interruptions -- it goes on despite right-wing media are attacking the moder
of a fact you think is overlooked in now. caller: well, governor romney takes a lot of the things that our president says and cuts up pieces of it and uses what he wants. like for instance, this thing about "you didn't build that." anyone with a brain in their head knows that is not what the president was saying. if they would have listened to the whole speech, maybe he did not say it exactly right, but there is no way conceivable you could come out with the president saying the "you didn't build that." that was taken out of context. it was light upon. most of all, the facts they wanted to get through to people -- and it worked for a lot of people -- host: i think we have lost that call. we are going to take a look at an item from "the wall street journal." back to the phones. barb from newport, tenn.. caller: i am getting sick and tired of these guys trying to make things look good when i have learned over the years, you can make anything look good on paper. the facts are never going to change. host: how so? caller: there are people out here that are really hurting. yet their paperwork wh
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